GRIBBLE, Nancy Eileen
- Born: 30 Nov 1919, Carrondown, Dist Hindmarsh, South Australia
- Marriage (1): WALKER, Roy Douglas in Jamestown SA
- Marriage (2): POYZER, Robert Frederick on 23 Jun 1978 in Port Pirie
- Died: 16 Jul 2006, The Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia at age 86
- Buried: 20 Jul 2006, Jamestown cemetery, Jamestown, SA
South Australian Births - Index of Registrations 1907-1928
"GRIBBLE Nancy Eileen F 30 Nov 1919 Feb 1923 Carrondown dist Hin par Wesley Wycliffe GRIBBLE and Rebecca SMITH b46a p385".
From the Jamestown Journal September 2007
From Our Past
75 years ago:
The following quote appeared:
"The Agriculturist Review", September 1932
"Smithy at Jamestown: On Tuesday afternoon Sir Kingsford Smith and his retinue of pilots and mechanics arrived at the Jamestown landing ground in the "Southern Cross", a three engined monoplane and the "Southern Cross Midget" a small bi-plane. The flight from Peterborough to Jamestown, 25 miles was done in 10 minutes. During the afternoon many residents visited the field and took flights in the planes of the world famed aviator. Sir Kingsford Smith and his team spent the night at Jamestown and left on wednesday morning.
Nancy always told the story of her father taking her to see the planes and going for a joy ride with Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. Nancy was only 13 at the time and this and it was a life long memory. I was pleased to see the entry (above) in the Jamestown Journal.
Charles Kingsford Smith was knighted in 1932 for services to aviation.
Smithy was only 38 when he disappeared on November 7th, 1935 on a flight to Australia from U.K..
Death Notice for Nancy Eileen
Poyzer Nancy Eileen
(Formerly Walker nee Gribble)
30/11/1919 - 16/07/2006
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.
Beloved Mother and Mother in law of Cherry and Trevor. Loving Nanna of Nicole and Michael, Jason and Krystle. To our beautiful Mum a wonderful lady, she gave us love, care, devotion, dreams and memories to treasure.
Beloved Mother and Mother in law of Mark and Colleen. Loving Nanna of Alison and Tristan, Natalie and Mark. Much loved Great Nanna to Ranin, Oonah, Sage and Owen. The love you have given will forever last in our hearts.
Beloved Mother and Mother in law of Jackie & John. Loving Nanna of Joshua and Sally, Courtney and Matthew, Wesley and Sacha.
Adored Great Nanna of Henry, Austin and Ava. We have been truly honoured to have such a beautiful, generous, supportive Mum and Nanna in our lives. You will be in our hearts forever.
Our sincere thanks to the staff of Ward 1 at The Repat, for their loving care.
God has called you to his side to tend his garden.
Eulogy for Nancy Eileen Poyzer - read at the funeral by Mark W. Walker
(Formerly Walker nee Gribble) who died 16th July 2006
"Our Mum, Nanna & Great Nanna, Nancy was born on 30th November 1919 - a birthday she shared with her grand daughter Courtney.
She was born in Adelaide, the 3rd daughter of Wesley and Rebecca Gribble.
The birth of Nancy was bitter sweet for her parents, as their precious first born, Connie died 3 months prior - aged just 4 1/2 years.
Nancy had two surviving sisters - Catherine (later Gilfillan) the eldest, and Joan (later Watson) and a baby brother John. Nancy and Cath remained very close until Cath's death in 2001 and she was in regular contact with Joan and John who both made their homes in NSW. Sadly they are unable to make the journey to be with us today, but have offered their love and condolences.
As a young woman Nancy worked at the telephone exchange in Jamestown and was a keen sportswoman, enjoying swimming and playing tennis. She was athletic and longed to be a ballerina but was thought to be too tall. This did not stop Mum from formally studying the skills, which she did even after the birth of her children. Her love of ballet remained all of her life.
In 1940 Nancy married Roy Walker (our Father) and they made their home in Whyalla. During the early years of her marriage she continued her enjoyment of tennis and swimming and became an active golfer.
Nancy always loved babies and was overjoyed to become a mother, after almost a decade of waiting, with the arrival of Cherry followed by Mark and Jackie.
Sadly our Father, Roy, died in 1958 and Nancy faced the struggle of raising 3 children as a single Mum. She was strongly supported by her many friends in Whyalla, particularly the generosity of the Parslow family whom she dearly loved.
She worked tirelessly to support her family and was an active and devout member of her church. She acted as a taxi service to ferry children to and from Sunday school and gave generously of her skill and energy in support of church activities. Her skills as a seamstress and as a cook were much appreciated.
Nancy was a devoted daughter and in 1969 moved the family back to Jamestown to help care for her Dad, Wesley who died in 1970. She continued to provide care and companionship to her Mum, Rebecca until her death in 1982.
In June 1978 Nancy married Bob Poyzer and enjoyed a time she regarded as the "happiest years of her life" Together they had shared caravan holidays and Nan learned to play lawn bowls. During this happy time she also explored her talent for sketching and china painting and knitting and crochet. Her children and grandchildren all became beneficiaries of her knitting, crochet & sewing, skills, including making wedding dresses for Cherry & Jackie many years before.
Bob passed away in June 2000 which deeply saddened Nancy. After Bob's death she moved to her unit in Dunure Street and resumed her former dedication to helping the elderly and needy in the community.
She was devoted to God, unfailingly generous and had a great capacity to care for others. She was a great friend and regular visitor of many folk around the town. She helped with meals on wheels and visited the "old folk" and the sick at the hospital.
Nan continued to run errands, ferry and visit people, even after her hip replacement, until her own health made it difficult for her to drive.
Joshua reminded us, just the other day of all the perms, sets and make up she did for her friends. She always looked her best and was happy to help her friends to do the same.
Another of Nancy's joys was cooking and right up until the last few months she cooked and gave to others. The Cornish pasties she learned to make as a small child were legendry. She enjoyed the cooking most - not the eating. She was always mindful of her figure.
Gardening was a life long joy to her and we all joke that where she is now she'll be weeding, and more importantly planting the shrubs, flowers and trees she so dearly loved.
The greatest of Nancy's joys was her family - her 3 children, her 8 beloved grandchildren, her 7 adored great grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews especially her nieces Jan, Dianne and Ann and their families. Jan was especially loved by Nan and she often commented that she regarded Jan as if she were her own daughter.
The last months of Nancy's life were spent at Jamestown Hospital awaiting a hostel placement and we sincerely thank Doctor Conway, the nursing staff and her friends for their kindness and loving care.
Sadly, in June this year. Mum had two strokes leaving her bed ridden. However, we were fortunate to have the last month to visit Mum often and help with her care. We were also able to take her much loved, little dog, Petal to visit.
During her last few days we were comforted that she was aware we were there and she was surrounded by our love to the last.
God Bless you Mum - Rest in peace."
Nancy married Roy Douglas WALKER, son of Clarence Wellesley (Wells) WALKER and Florence Isabel EDDY, in Jamestown SA. (Roy Douglas WALKER was born on 12 Dec 1913 in Jamestown Dist Clare, died on 13 Aug 1958 in Whyalla South Australia and was buried on 14 Aug 1958 in Whyalla South Australia.)
Nancy next married Robert Frederick POYZER on 23 Jun 1978 in Port Pirie. (Robert Frederick POYZER died on 14 Jun 2000 in Jamestown Hospital South Australia and was buried on 16 Jun 2000 in Jamestown Cemetery.)